How to Enter

Apply NowThe CES 2018 Innovation Awards Call for Entries is open through Sept. 15, 2017.

Entry Fees

  CTA Members Nonmembers
Exhibiting $475 $800
Non-Exhibiting $950 $1,300

The first 200 applicants will receive $200 off the above application fees.

If you are not a CES exhibitor and/or CTA member at the time that you submit your application, you can become an official exhibitor/member and receive a partial refund up until Oct. 6, 2017. After Oct. 6, we are unable to issue partial refunds.

Contact us at for more information on receiving a refund.

You may submit the same product in multiple categories, but there is a separate entry fee for each category.

Entry Qualifications

The CES Innovation Awards program is open to anyone who manufactures, designs, engineers or promotes consumer technology products marketed in the United States, or is an authorized agent of the organization or individual who is authorized to submit entries.

  • Products entered must fit within one of the official award categories.
    See the official award categories. >
  • Products entered must be available for sale to the public, for the first time, in U.S. retail outlets or on the internet between April 1, 2017, and April 1, 2018.

  • If you are a CES 2018 exhibitor, one sample of your Innovation Honoree product (prototype or the final product) must be available for display in the Innovation Showcase at CES 2018, Jan. 9-12, in Las Vegas, Nev. Best of Innovation Honorees must allow CTA to hold one sample of the product for up to one year, for display at other CTA-related events.

  • Companies not exhibiting at CES may also enter the 2018 Innovation Awards; however, restrictions apply if selected as an Honoree.

Please note: You must provide a minimum of two (we encourage more) different high-resolution photos of your product, along with your written entry submission.

Honoree Selection Process

A three-member judging team evaluates each product on a number of criteria.

Learn more about the award criteria. >

Honorees Notified: Oct. 6, 2017

You will be notified by email of your award status.

Honorees Announced: Oct. 25 (French only) and Nov. 9, 2017 

French Honoree companies will have their awards announced at CES Unveiled Paris on Oct. 25, 2017.

Unless you indicate otherwise on your application, all other Honorees will be announced at CES Unveiled New York, Nov. 9, 2017, and listed on the Innovation Awards Honoree page.